sethen320: I'm not trying to start shiat with you, but what exactly is the difference between merely looking at a disaster scene and taking a picture of it?
sethen320: Dinodork: mike_d85: Dinodork: We had hundreds of them after the Waldo Canyon Fire came through my neighborhood this past June. They should have been shot along with the looters.Where's that?Colorado Springs. Here's an example of what they were trying to see, the remains of the Flying W Ranch. I took this while working this August doing slope stabilization to keep the mountain from sliding down into my neighborhood.[i171.photobucket.com image 850x637] I'm not to fond of the gawkers.I'm not trying to start shiat with you, but what exactly is the difference between merely looking at a disaster scene and taking a picture of it?
Jument: I certainly empathize. Wandering through the ruins of your home would be horrible. Being observed at that time would feel a bit rape-y. But I don't think yelling at people is really the answer.
Jument: RedT: THIS was the most infuriating thing after my house got flooded. We live at the end of a dead end street with only two houses on it (the other house is my mother-in-law) so it was irrefutable that the drive-bys weren't just gawking.Took til about day 3 before I just started flipping them off and screaming things like "Come on in! You wanna see all my ruined shiat!?!".Seriously, I was in no friggin' mood, but that did actually seem to solve the problem.How would that solve the problem? Most gawkers are going to gawk once and unless there's some kind of word-of-mouth gawker network I'm unaware of...People want to see unusual shiat. Such is life. Next time ask them for donations or something. I certainly understand how you would be in a negative mood, but being so actively hostile seems a little uncool.
ha-ha-guy: You'd think this would be good, in that the majority of the tourists would walk away with more appreciation for the strength of natural disasters. In other words if they are ever told to evacuation to avoid something, they will (reducing the number of morons rescue workers have to go save). They'll also understand the need to proper insurance policies and hopefully an appreciation for the role FEMA can play.
Cythraul: Start charging them $100.00 per disaster photo, and $50.00 per sight seeing tour and donate all the money to Sandy relief and reconstruction efforts.
jaylectricity: "The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."Oh my god, put on your big girl panties and man the fark up.
TXEric: Diogenes: jaylectricity: "The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."Oh my god, put on your big girl panties and man the fark up.I, on the other hand, would probably put on a little show for them.I would as well.If, by "a little show", you mean letting them have the experience of staring down the muzzle of an AR-15 as I clicked the bolt release shut...
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Sell useless crap. Tourists love to buy useless crap.
gilgigamesh: Uh, capitalism doesn't work that way. Tour companies trundle those damn buses through the ninth ward, keep every cent, and there is not a damn thing the residents can do about it.
gilgigamesh: How are homeowners supposed to enforce a fee for someone driving by with a bus full of tourists snapping pictures of the wreckage that was their house?
Solty Dog: I remember after hurricane Ivan, the police blocked off my neighborhood to prevent gawkers. They still weren't able to keep them out.
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